Making it Together

The Creation of a Community Opera

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Find out how Song of Our Heartland was conceived, built, and finally brought to life amidst a global crisis.

In early 2020, Opera North and Northern Heartlands joined forces to put on an ambitious community opera, Song of Our Heartland, written over the course of the previous year by composer Will Todd and librettist Emma Jenkins in collaboration with local residents from County Durham. The opera was due to be performed in May 2020, but then lockdown happened… What became of the opera?

Join some of the key players behind this remarkable project, in a lively webinar discussion chaired by Sarah Derbyshire (Orchestras Live). Details for joining via Zoom will be sent to all attendees before the event.

Song of our Heartland was produced by Opera North in partnership with Northern Heartlands


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Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes

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Making it Together: The Creation of a Community Opera

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